BCCS

Texas BCCS

Rhonda Bagwell, BCCS Coordinator
139 West Lamar
Jasper Texas, 409-384-6829 ext 241

The Jasper Newton County Public Health District provides clinical breast exams, cervical pap smears, and mammograms for women 50 to 64 years of age.

The exams are available to women without insurance (no Medicare or Medicaid) and who meet income guidelines and age requirements.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) Program Overview

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) program is created to reduce the morbidity and mortality of breast and cervical cancer by offering clinical breast examinations, mammograms, pelvic examinations, and Pap tests throughout Texas at no or low-cost to low income women who have no health insurance.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for BCCS a person must:

* Be a Texas resident

* Have an income at or below 200% poverty level (see table 1)

bccs 2013 income

* Be uninsured or unable to pay the insurance deductible or co-payment

* Not be eligible for other programs that provide same services

* Meet certain age requirements (see below)

Breast Screening Age Requirements
* 50-64 (priority population)
* 40-49 (limited services)

Breast Diagnostic Age Requirements

* Women may receive diagnostic services if they have an abnormal clinical breast exam and/or an abnormal mammogram

Cervical Screening Age Requirements

* Women 21-64 yrs

Cervical Diagnostics Age Requirements

*  Women Ages 18-64

BCCS Clinic Locations:

Rhonda Bagwell, BCCS Coordinator
139 West Lamar
Jasper Texas
409-384-6829 ext 241
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday

Newton Clinic:
210 High Street
Newton, Texas 79566
Phone: 409-379-5291
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday

Kirbyville Clinic:
205-A East Lavielle
Kirbyville, Texas 75956
Phone: 409-423-6133
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday

Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MBCC) Program Overview

MBCC is a special Medicaid program authorized by federal and state laws to provide access to cancer treatment services for qualifying, low-income women. MBCC provides full Medicaid coverage for women while undergoing active treatment for breast or cervical cancer.

The Department of State Health Services’ program the Texas Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) offers clinics to help women complete an MBCC application.

To apply for MBCC services contact:

Rhonda Bagwell, BCCS Coordinator
139 West Lamar
Jasper Texas
409-384-6829 ext 241
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday

Note: The local Medicaid offices DO NOT have MBCC applications.

To apply patients must bring:
A final pathology report
Driver’s license
Birth certificate
Social Security Card